Monday, July 22, 2024

Biden Administration Allows Over 300,000 Immigrants Temporary Legal Status

The U.S. government announced the extension of the temporary legal status of more than 300,000 immigrants whose deportation protections and work permits were targeted by the Trump administration. The Biden administration will allow roughly 337,000 immigrants to legally continue living and working in the U.S. under the Temporary Protected Status program. The 1990 law authorizing […]

The U.S. Latino Children Population Has Increased, According to U.S. Census

  In the last decade, the number of Latinos under 18 years has increased to 18.8 million. This represents an increase of 2.6% in the past few years and it makes up 25.7% of all U.S. children under 18. Florida was the state with the largest gain of underage Latinos, followed by New Jersey and […]

Migration and Lack of Caregiving Are Affecting the Elderly Population in Puerto Rico

  In Puerto Rico, the population is aging fast, faster than most places on Earth. This pattern has aggravated due to the migration of thousands of working-age Puerto Ricans. Adults over 65 years find themselves more dependent on caregivers and social service institutions since they have ended up alone, with fewer or no close relatives. […]

California Officials are Investigating a Flight of Migrants to Sacramento Made with State Funds

Sixteen migrants from Venezuela and Colombia were flown to California on a private chartered jet under a false promise of jobs. They were dropped off outside a church in Sacramento on Friday. Rob Bonta, California’s Attorney General, said that the documents presented by the migrants were administered by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and […]

Border Patrol Chief Retires After End of Title 42

Chief Rauk Ortiz, head of the U.S. Border Patrol, is retiring after seeing through to the end of Title 42 restrictions. “I leave at ease, knowing we have a tremendous uniformed and professional workforce, strong relationships with our union partners, and outstanding leaders who will continue to tirelessly advocate for you each day,” Ortiz said. […]

Gloria Molina, Pioneering Latina Politician, Remembered for Her Fierce Advocacy

Gloria Molina died on May 14 at age 74, in her home in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles. She was an inspirational Chicana politician in California and a fierce advocate for the communities she represented. Since she announced she had terminal cancer in March, colleagues and news media praised her achievements in articles […]

8-Year-Old Girl Dies in Border Patrol Custody in Texas

The girl’s mother said agents repeatedly ignored her pleas to hospitalize her daughter, who had a history of heart problems and sickle cell anemia. Anadith Tanay Reyes Alvarez was born in Panama with congenital heart disease. “She cried and begged for her life, and they ignored her. They didn’t do anything for her,” stated Mabel […]

Border Crossing Have Dropped Since Title 42 Expired

The first day after Title 42 was lifted, U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped over 6,200 undocumented migrants from crossing the border on Friday, compared to roughly 11,000 on Tuesday and Wednesday and 10,000 on Thursday. The Covid-era restrictions that allowed immigration officials to turn away migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border expired at 11:59 p.m. […]

Millions of People Are Leaving their Homes and Migrating to the U.S.

Millions of people are leaving Latin America and migrating toward the U.S. in numbers not seen in decades. The pandemic, recessions in the region, unemployment rates hitting decades high, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggering a spike in food prices, and violence have led to powerful campaigns encouraging people to migrate to the U.S. This accumulation […]

Title 42 Set to End, Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas is ‘Not Worried’

Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, said the administration is ready to end Title 42 amidst the arrest of hundreds of migrants at the southern U.S. border. Mayorkas visited the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to reinforce the Biden administration’s plans to stop using Title 42, a pandemic-era restriction that expelled migrants immediately without an asylum […]